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IDGTE 1-day Seminar  

Opportunities for Flexible Technology in an Evolving Energy System

at IGEM House, Kegworth  DE74 2DA

Tuesday 13 September 2016  

It is becoming increasingly clear that investors and utilities are reluctant to commit to the construction of new gas-fired generation plant of significant scale to replace the older coal stations. Uncertainties of financial return are the likely main reason – as well as being somewhat at the mercy of Government policy changes.

Existing coal stations are uneconomic when operating in a balancing/capacity margin role in the grid system because of low utilisation – and can close earlier than anticipated as happened with part of Fiddlers Ferry earlier in 2016.

This seminar will discuss the steps to be taken to ensure supplies are maintained and demand managed – particularly should we have a cold winter between now and 2020 – as well as presenting current experience of operation under the

existing balancing initiatives such as the Capacity market, STOR, SBR and Demand Response.

However such situations where the generation margin is slim or even potentially negative do provide opportunities for new forms of plant and energy storage to be progressed with more urgency. These could include, for instance, a resurgence of interest in pumped hydro and the use of automobile electric car batteries as electrical energy stores – either new or used.

This is a “follow-on” seminar to the successful IDGTE seminar held last September on “Technologies required to balance the Grid” and highlights the changes that have occurred during the last year – an update on an evolving situation.

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Call for technical papers:  IDGTE 2016 Technical Papers Events

An opportunity to present a paper at an IDGTE event and get your paper published

The events we held during 2015 have been most successful and IDGTE appreciates the really good response to previous calls for papers.

IDGTE is now planning for two Technical Papers Days to be held in 2016. The topics will include Gas Turbine and Engine applications, also ancillary equipment and related topics.  We need offers of technical papers for these.

IDGTE is also planning for two One Day Seminars to be held in 2016, each with topical themes.  The subjects may include Emissions Compliance, Grid Stability, Emergency Generation, Integration with renewables.  We are seeking offers by presenters interested in taking part.

The date of these events has yet to be announced.  If you have interesting experiences or ideas in any of these areas why not send us a short abstract for consideration of 100-150 words.  Do not wait – if you are interested then send your abstract to IDGTE as soon as possible so that your place can be reserved.   All papers will be peer reviewed before presentation or publication in the Power Engineer.  We need offers right now and a short abstract of your proposed paper.  These should be sent to the “Papers Co-ordinator” at

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Visit to MAN Diesel & Turbo

Copenhagen, Denmark

June 2016

MAN Diesel & Turbo have invited IDGTE members to visit their prestigious design, production, training and research facilities in Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday 27 June 2016. This is a great opportunity and guests are very welcome.

The programme for the day is as follows:

09:00             Arrival and registration at reception

09:15             Welcome and introduction

09:15-10:00   Company presentation

10:00-10:30   Visit to the production facilities

10:30-11:00   Visit to the Diesel Academy

11:00-11:30   Visit to the Diesel Research Centre

11:30-12:30   Lunch in the company canteen

12:30-13:00   Transport to Diesel House 1

13:00-14:45   Guided tour at Diesel House

14:45-14:55   Start of the two-stroke engine

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Technical Lecture “British Tank Engines of World War 1  

Thursday 14 July 2016 1:45-5:00pm at the Anson Engine Museum, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1TD

A further lecture on “British Tank Engines of World War 1” will be given by Trevor Owen in the lecture theatre a the Anson Engine Museum as a combined event with the IMarEst.   Information>